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Graduate Courses

SETS 2021-22 Graduate Course Listings 

 

English Graduate Courses*

ENGL*6002  Topics in Theory and Culture  Unspecified  [0.50]  

This course deals with various aspects of criticism and theory related to literature, film/media studies and digital humanities, focusing on specific questions each time offered. Content will come from various temporal periods and geographical locations. Topics may include the investigation of a specific critical debate and its treatment.

Department(s): School of English and Theatre Studies  

Location(s): Guelph  

ENGL*6003  Problems of Literary Analysis  Unspecified  [0.50]  

Variable in content and practical in orientation this course seeks to familiarize the student with particular critical techniques and approaches by applying specific examples of those approaches and methods to particular topics (e.g., cultural studies and renaissance literature, discourse analysis and the Victorian novel, computer-mediated analysis and the theatre of the absurd).

Department(s): School of English and Theatre Studies  

Location(s): Guelph  

ENGL*6020  Environmental Writing, Art and Media  Unspecified  [0.50]  

This course draws from different forms of representation concerned with the biosphere and ecological thinking and practice. Theoretical approaches can problematize 'nature,' the Anthropocene, environmental humanities and post-humanism. While critical methodologies will be earth-centred and focused on environmental and eco-criticism, these may be combined with other theoretical approaches. Examples of topics include environmental racism, resource extraction, waste disposal and climate change.

Department(s): School of English and Theatre Studies  

Location(s): Guelph  

ENGL*6040  Representation and Digital Humanities  Unspecified  [0.50]  

How do contemporary digital humanities engage in representation? This course looks at intersecting concepts, politics, and practices of representation using digital humanities methods and tools. Content may include digital editing; semantic technologies; digital interfaces and platforms; and/or long-form digital argumentation. These technological tools may be considered within the context of big data and their impact on social identities.

Department(s): School of English and Theatre Studies  

Location(s): Guelph  

ENGL*6201  Studies in Canadian Literature  Unspecified  [0.50]  

This course involves the study of Canadian literature with an emphasis on understanding works within their social context and exploring the complex sets of relations that shape them. Possible topics can include literary and cultural production of a time-period, specific region or environment, race and diaspora, Indigenous writing or performance, archives and literature and literary history.

Department(s): School of English and Theatre Studies  

Location(s): Guelph  

ENGL*6209  Postcoloniality and Decolonization  Unspecified  [0.50]  

This course focuses on postcolonial literatures and forms of representation in response to colonization, including decolonization. Texts can be selected from diverse genres, locations or historical periods, and engage a range of approaches to the study of postcolonial literatures.

Department(s): School of English and Theatre Studies  

Location(s): Guelph  

ENGL*6412  Topics in Medieval/Renaissance Literature  Unspecified  [0.50]  

An examination of the literature of Britain in the medieval and/or early modern periods. Topics may focus on a single author, a specific genre, or relationships between the literary and the cultural.

Department(s): School of English and Theatre Studies  

Location(s): Guelph  

ENGL*6421  Topics in 18-Century and Romantic Literature  Unspecified  [0.50]  

A examination of the literature of Britain between the 17th century and the latter part of the 18th century. Topics may focus on a single author, a specific genre, or relationships between the literary and the cultural.

Department(s): School of English and Theatre Studies  

Location(s): Guelph  

ENGL*6431  Topics in 19-Century Literature  Unspecified  [0.50]  

This course is a study of the literature of Britain, Canada, the United States, or another region from the late 18th century until the start of the First World War. Topics may focus on a single author, a specific genre, or a central critical question.

Department(s): School of English and Theatre Studies  

Location(s): Guelph  

ENGL*6441  Topics in Modern British Literature  Unspecified  [0.50]  

A study of the literature of Britain in the twentieth century. This course includes a consideration of the interaction between literature and culture in the period - sometimes through the examination of a specific author, sometimes through the study of a particular genre or issue.

Department(s): School of English and Theatre Studies  

Location(s): Guelph  

ENGL*6451  Topics in American Literature  Unspecified  [0.50]  

Topics may include a focus on a single region, such as the American West, on a single time period, such as the Civil War, on a specific genre, such as the novels of frontier women, or other issues in American literary studies.

Department(s): School of English and Theatre Studies  

Location(s): Guelph  

ENGL*6611  Studies in Genders and Sexualities  Unspecified  [0.50]  

This course considers representations of genders/sexualities to contextualize their force within literature and/or performance. A range of critical and theoretical approaches will investigate aspects of sex, gender, sexual orientation, race and class.

Department(s): School of English and Theatre Studies  

Location(s): Guelph  

ENGL*6621  Children's and Young Adult Literature and Culture  Unspecified  [0.50]  

This course examines cultural materials that target children and young adults - whether books, comics, film, animation, theatre, video games, clothing or toys. It may focus on cultural or historical context. Topics include colonial, postcolonial and anti-colonial literature for children; gender, race and the coming-of-age.

Department(s): School of English and Theatre Studies  

Location(s): Guelph  

ENGL*6641  Topics in Scottish Literature  Unspecified  [0.50]  

Courses under this rubric are concerned with the various literatures produced by Scots both within and beyond the boundaries of Scotland. The course could involve the study of a specific genre, the investigation of a specific theme, or the examination of a particular author over the course of her/his career.

Department(s): School of English and Theatre Studies  

Location(s): Guelph  

ENGL*6691  Interdisciplinary Studies  Unspecified  [0.50]  

Designed to provide the opportunity to explore alternative fields and modes of critical inquiry, this course tackles various topics emerging from bringing literary studies into dialogue with other forms of intellectual inquiry such as sociology, biology, psychology, history, environmental studies, computer science or geography.

Department(s): School of English and Theatre Studies  

Location(s): Guelph  

ENGL*6801  Reading Course I  Unspecified  [0.50]  

An independent study course, the nature and content of which is agreed upon between the individual student and the person offering the course. Subject to the approval of the student's advisory committee and the graduate program committee.

Department(s): School of English and Theatre Studies  

Location(s): Guelph  

ENGL*6802  Reading Course II  Unspecified  [0.50]  

An independent study course, the nature and content of which is agreed upon between the individual student and the person offering the course. Subject to the approval of the student's advisory committee and the graduate program committee.

Department(s): School of English and Theatre Studies  

Location(s): Guelph  

ENGL*6803  Major Research Project  Unspecified  [1.00]  

The Major Research Project (MRP) is an independent study course, the content of which is agreed upon between student and supervisor, subject to the approval of the Advisory and Graduate Program Committees. The MRP provides an opportunity to conduct research that provides training in methodologies and development of complex arguments.

Department(s): School of English and Theatre Studies  

Location(s): Guelph  

ENGL*6811  Special Topics in English  Unspecified  [0.50]  

This course explores topics in the study of literature and culture that fall outside the scope of regular graduate courses. Offerings may focus on aspects of literary, textual or cultural study from any temporal or geographical location, and may deal with emergent as well as established approaches.

Department(s): School of English and Theatre Studies  

Location(s): Guelph

Theatre Studies Graduate Courses*

THST*6150  Theatre Historiography  Fall Only  [0.50]  

This variable content course introduces students to the theory and practice of theatre historical analysis. The course is required of all students in the Theatre Studies MA Program.

Department(s): School of English and Theatre Studies  

Location(s): Guelph  

THST*6210  Devising  Winter Only  [0.50]  

This variable-content course addresses creative practice in the theatre as a site for the production of knowledge. It examines the theoretical and social issues of contemporary theatre practice.

Department(s): School of English and Theatre Studies  

Location(s): Guelph  

THST*6220  Theatre Theory  Fall Only  [0.50]  

This variable content course introduces students to a range of theoretical approaches and to advanced issues and methods within the fields of drama, theatre, and performance studies. The course is required for all students in the Theatre Studies MA Program.

Department(s): School of English and Theatre Studies  

Location(s): Guelph  

THST*6230  Performance and Difference  Winter Only  [0.50]  

This variable-content course introduces students to the most recent theoretical and critical international developments in the field of Theatre Studies and investigates sites of cultural diversity and difference. It provides opportunities for culturally specific studies of dramatic literature and performance.

Department(s): School of English and Theatre Studies  

Location(s): Guelph  

THST*6250  Bodies and Space in Performance  Winter Only  [0.50]  

This variable-content course introduces students to the social, ethical, phenomenological and environmental dimensions of the interaction of bodies and space in theatre practice and research. It provides a theorized context in which students may address questions of acting, directing, and design as research processes.

Department(s): School of English and Theatre Studies  

Location(s): Guelph  

THST*6280  Independent Reading Course  Unspecified  [1.00]  

Independent Reading Course

Department(s): School of English and Theatre Studies  

Location(s): Guelph  

THST*6500  Research Paper  Unspecified  [1.00]  

Department(s): School of English and Theatre Studies  

Location(s): Guelph  

THST*6801  Reading Course I  Unspecified  [0.50]  

An independent study course, the nature and content of which is agreed upon between the individual and the person offering the course. Subject to the approval of the student's advisory committee and the graduate program committee.

Department(s): School of English and Theatre Studies  

Location(s): Guelph  

THST*6802  Reading Course II  Unspecified  [0.50]  

An independent study course, the nature and content of which is agreed upon between the individual and the person offering the course. Subject to the approval of the student's advisory committee and the graduate program committee.

Department(s): School of English and Theatre Studies  

Location(s): Guelph  

 *Note not all courses are offered every year or every semester and are subject to change